A little about me:


I'm 32 & married to the most amazing man, Eddie who is 30. I have a 14 year old daughter from a previous relationship (although Eddie has been her Dad since she was 6). I was 17 when I had her. Eddie and I were married in November 2012 and are now expecting a son in October 2014! We had a bit of a journey for one year trying to conceive our son - I'm sure that someday I will share all of our trials, but for now I'm just going to bask in the joy that we are able to have a child!
It has been 14 years since I have experienced pregnancy and raising a baby so it kind of feels like the first time all over again.

Monday, June 16, 2014

23 weeks: 17 to go!


23 weeks!! Only 17 weeks (or less), and I will be holding my sweet baby Eddie. I cannot believe how fast the time is flying by! 

I went to the doctor today for my normal check-up and everything looks great. 
My blood pressure was still in the normal range!! Yay! 

At my next appointment I have to do the glucose test to check for gestational diabetes. :p

I was almost ten minutes late to my appointment because for some reason I thought I could get from Arlington to Everett in 15 minutes... Doh!


Weight:
10 pound weight gain... I gained 5 pounds since my last appointment 5 weeks ago! :/ I was kind of upset about this until my DR explained that it was good that I had gained weight because I did not have a major weight gain before this. During this 5 weeks is when I really started "popping" and have felt my stomach getting bigger.





Measurement:
I am measuring right on track for 23 weeks :) 
I have had a lot of people comment that my stomach isn't very big for how far along I am so I asked my DR about that & he said that I'm as big as I need to be. Everyone carries differently, some show really soon and some take awhile, all that matters is a healthy baby in the end. :o)

Food cravings/aversions:
I've been craving red meat. Tonight for dinner Eddie BBQ'd some New York steaks and they were the best things I've ever eaten.
I haven't really been avoiding anything (obviously, from the 5# weight gain).

Mood:
Happy!! Every time I think about my little Eddie I get so happy. It's almost overwhelming :)

Symptoms:
Insomnia. I'm writing this at 3:30 am because I just can't sleep.
Heartburn - Tums go with me everywhere now.
Headaches. Pretty sure it's just allergies.
Backaches. I get weekly massages now :D
None of these are too bad - I'm really lucky because it could be one million percent worse.

Exercise:
Walking, walking, walking. I swear I'm going to start up yoga again this Wednesday... ;)


Prep:
Last night Eddie and Akaina painted the nursery gray. It looks so good! 

(Before)


(Yes, she's really painting her face...)

(After. Eddie also installed a dimmer switch and some new closet shelving).

Next step is making curtains for the closet and a valance for the window. I'm thinking of this dark linen:



I can't wait to post pics when it's all done :D

We haven't really purchased anything new for Cinco - I don't think we will until after our baby showers.

Eddie's Mom did buy little E these shoes to match his Daddy's:


How cute!! Can't wait :D

Well, until next week... :o)

1 comment:

  1. Kristi your blog is so cute and informative! :-) I can't wait to hold little cinco!! Love you all...Nana

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